What’s On This Week
MON 28 - THURS 31 MAY 2018
Curated by Katie White and featuring images from Imi F Hughes Photography.
Aerial Yoga, Exeter, throughout May
Yoga in the sky? Wah? Yup – this is yoga hanging from the roof like a bat. It sounds mad but it is absolutely amazing, revitalising and energising and – this month – the Ashtanga Yoga School in Exeter is offering up the chance to try it out (no experience required). *grabs previously unworn yoga pants*
Times and prices vary, visit exeteryoga.co.uk
Another Spring at The Phoenix, Exeter, from Fri 4 May –Sun 17 June
Another thought provoking exhibition lands at the Phoenix this month. Curated by art historian, critic and curator Dr Jean Wainwright, Another Spring brings together work by a group of internationally recognised artists. The exhibition deals with questions about Western society, citizenship, identity and the fear of national invasion.
10.30am – 5pm, FREE, exeterphoenix.org.uk
Plymouth History Festival, various locations across the city, Sat 5 May – Sun 3 June
There are literally gazillions of events going on as part of this year’s Plymouth History festival: tours and guided walks; music and performances; talks; exhibitions and displays, plus a mobile trail that guides families on a tour of the Hoe with a focus on Plymouth’s rich history. If you find yourself with a day free, we strongly recommend you jump on the website and check out all that’s happening…
Anita Reynolds: A Year on Dartmoor, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Starts Sat 19 May
Ahh, Dartmoor. Right on our doorsteps, but have you ever felt you only really get to see it in sunshiney glory, or in its drizzly magnificence? What about all the days in-between? Thankfully, this new exhibition at Bovey Tracey’s Devon Guild of Craftsmen reflects the changing seasons through prints, paintings and installations. The acclaimed printmaker has visited all 365 square miles of Dartmoor National Park and represented each with an artwork. Cool!
Open daily, 10am – 5.30pm, FREE. crafts.org.uk
Exmouth Festival Fri 25 May – Sun 3 June
It’s one of the few remaining festivals in the UK that is totally free and it’s still going strong, with tonnes of fun music and arts entertainment happening all around town for every member of the family, from music, to circus skills workshops and mud walks. Go show your support for Exmouth!
Gina Parr: Casting Off, The Brook Gallery Budleigh Salterton, Fri 25 May – Fri 22 June
Another fab exhibition is a-coming to the walls of the brilliant Brook Gallery, from an Exeter-born artist. Gina Parr leaves behind the world of TV to bring soul-searching paintings. Looks good!
Preview on Thurs 24 May. brookgallery.co.uk
The World Encompassed Family Trail at Buckland Abbey, Sat 26 May – Thurs 14 June
Half term klaxon! This new family friendly trail guides you around the Abbey in the role of a Tudor explorer, finding out facts about Drake’s voyages and explorations: educational and fun! Win.
National Trust Admission prices + £2, 11am – 5pm, nationaltrust.org.uk
Girl Tribe Gang comes to Crocketts, Exeter, Tues 29 May
Ooh, what a partnership! The coolest gin bar in town, Crocketts is hosting the Girl Tribe Gang’s first Exeter Tribe meet-up. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re the UK’s leading collective for women who work for themselves, or aspire to quit the 9-5. No stuffy get-together’s allowed, just informal, relaxed and inspiring fun with like-minded ladies. With gin. Look ’em up and get yourself along to our favourite bar.
Visit the website for tickets and info: girltribegang.co.uk